05 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Heikkinen highest-placed Polo rallycross driver at World RX of Hockenheim

2015 World RX of Hockenheim: Marklund Motorsport fielded a three-Polo squad in Germany

After Johan Kristoffersson’s victory at the World RX of Portugal, the highest-placed Polo RX at last weekend’s World RX of Hockenheim was that of fourth-placed Toomas Heikkinen. The Finn joined his Marklund Motorsport team-mates P-G Andersson and Tanner Foust on the start line for the first semi-final, and ended up the highest-placed Polo finisher.

Spectacular spin
Volkswagen Team Sweden driver Kristoffersson made it through to the semi-final of the second round of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship, too, but failed to translate his start into a final spot, and he finished in fifth place. His team-mate Tord Linnerud had a spectacular 360-degree spin in his 600bhp Polo RX, but managed to keep the car going, despite losing his rear hatch!

US Top Gear presenter Foust set two top five heat times before the overnight stop, which left him in fifth position. In the final placings, the Wildcard guest driver came home ninth, while Andersson ended the weekend in twelfth position.

First World RX of Hockenheim
Reigning champion Petter Solberg was victorious at the first-ever World RX of Hockenheim – which supported a round of the German DTM touring car championship – followed by runner-up Reinis Nitiss in second place and Timmy Hansen in third.

The next round of the championship is the World RX of Belgium, which takes place in Mettet on 15-17 May. The meeting will herald the first round of the European arm of the championship and will see Marklund Motorsport field another Polo RX Supercar driven by Tommy Rusted from Norway.

2015 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP,
DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

1 Petter Solberg, Citroën DS3: 57
2 Johan Kristoffersson, Volkswagen Polo WRX: 42
3 Andreas Bakkerud, Ford Fiesta ST: 37
3 Timmy Hansen, Peugeot 208: 37
5 Reinis Nitiss, Ford Fiesta ST: 34

2015 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP,
TEAMS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

1 SDRX: 74
2 Ford Olsbergs MSE: 71
3 Team Peugeot-Hansen: 65
4 Volkswagen Team Sweden: 53
5 Marklund Motorsport: 52

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